The Position

KAYAK is seeking an experienced Country Manager who will help lead and promote our commercial activities in France by building and maintaining business relationships with our travel partners. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of consumer behaviour, superior analytical skills and the ability to work closely with KAYAK’s global marketing, product, engineering and business teams. We are looking for an ambitious self-starter and who will thrive in a fast-paced and data-driven environment.

This position can be based in either our London, Zurich or Copenhagen offices, and will report into our Senior Director, EMEA Commercial Partnerships.

Role Responsibilities:

  • P&L responsibility for KAYAK’s brands in France

  • Formulate and execute on business strategies for the region, looking holistically across commercial, marketing and technology

  • Promote KAYAK with new and existing partners in flights, hotels, packages, car rentals and cruises

  • Have a passion for user-centric digital products, identifying and filling content gaps versus competitors

  • Source and execute strategic partnerships to drive traffic, including affiliate opportunities

  • Work closely with a cross-functional team, including marketing, finance, engineering and product teams, to identify, escalate, and resolve issues

  • Measure and analyse business and product performance quantitatively, providing thought leadership on appropriate metrics and product tests

Key Requirements:

  • Embody the KAYAK ethos - Be Bold, Love Numbers, Win As One. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills is a must

  • 3-6 years of relevant experience (travel industry or management consulting experience is a plus)

  • Undergraduate degree from a leading university required; advanced degrees preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex, multi-faceted relationships, with both internal and external stakeholders

  • Proven track record of exceeding expectations as a project manager and team leader

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills combined with strong attention to detail

  • A self-starter who is able to work independently and navigate across a global organisation

  • Good financial literacy and familiarity with budgeting processes

  • Strong knowledge of marketing and performance measurement, across both PPC and brand

  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Business level fluency in both French and English, and be ready to represent KAYAK in conferences and press events

  • A good sense of humour


At KAYAK we help millions of travelers around the globe make confident travel decisions. KAYAK searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages and is the world's leading travel search engine.

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each others strengths and insights. Together, we’re able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

KAYAK is an independently managed subsidiary of Booking Holdings. 


  • 5 weeks paid holiday

  • Day off on your birthday

  • Pension fund

  • Health Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • No stupid meetings

  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.

  • Regular team events/excursions

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